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Re: ISSUE-5: What is the definition of tracking?

From: David Wainberg <dwainberg@appnexus.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 17:32:28 -0400
Message-ID: <4E9758EC.1010109@appnexus.com>
To: "Aleecia M. McDonald" <aleecia@aleecia.com>
CC: "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>

On 10/12/11 5:53 PM, Aleecia M. McDonald wrote:
> One of the reasons we did not open with "what is tracking" is we could easily spend until July just on that. I understand the desire to get definitions done (tracking, first-party, etc.) and they are certainly important, but we can usefully move forward with concrete examples as we work toward the strawman documents. I do not want to make other discussions dependent on this one.

I disagree with this. We're going to have to do it eventually. Maybe the 
intent is to try to back into a definition of tracking through the 
simple use cases we've tried to tackle. But I feel the lack of consensus 
on definitions is actually holding us back, and will do so more and more 
as we progress. I also fear that if we do all of this work prior to 
agreeing on definitions, we'll find we have to revisit the work in light 
of the definitions we ultimately adopt. If we tackle the hard 
definitional work first, I would imagine the rest will flow relatively 
easily from that.
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